Ok so maybe I underestimated how good the beach actually is! It’s been almost 3 weeks since I left Thailands beaches and I have definately been enjoying the cities of Bangkok, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh in the meantime but there really isn’t anything quite like Sihanoukville on Cambodia’s south coast.
I arrived in fondly nicknamed Serendipity Beach (the main backpacker/party area of Sihanoukville) about 5/6 days ago (I think!!! Totally losing track!) and discovered that Chinese New Year meant there was no room at the inn … Or the hotel, or the guesthouse!!! Slightly disheartened I made my way to Otres Beach instead which is just down the road hoping to have more luck ….. Errrr not so much :/ no rooms there either, shit, I knew my new friend Sarah that I had met the previous day in Phnom Penh was on the same beach so I emailed her in hope that she might save me from a mozzie infested night on the beach and thank god she did :))))))) she was an absolute legend and let me share her single dorm bed, free of charge!! Amazeballs
Anyway I did finally manage to get somewhere to stay in Otres and spent the next 4 days totally chilling. This beach couldn’t be further removed from party central Serendipidy, and after 2 days of early nights and lazy days I started to look around for the ‘nightlife’ … Hmmm harder than I thought, there wasn’t much of one but party Paula here always manages to find somewhere 🙂 enter Dub Step party down the road… And Space Cookie experience (!!) … I shall say no more 😉
It was time to move back to serendipity and so I made my way back and got myself a dorm room (after a whole mornings wait for someone to check out.. Must start booking ahead!) at Led Zephyr up the road a little from the beach. Actually I prefered Otres where all the guesthouses were right (and I mean right) on the beach… Breakfast by the ocean? Yes please! Anyway last night was messy but that’s what I was hoping for so I’m now sitting having just finished breakfast (it’s 4pm!) recovering… Might go to the cinema later :/
So what’s next on this adventure of mine I hear you ask (no? Just me bragging then), 3 more days here then 2 days on the beautiful Koh Rong Island then a bit more Sihanoukville and then Kampot & Kep for some amazing food then I must leave by 24th before my visa runs out … 31st birthday in Ho Chi Minh City? I’d rather have the beach but what can you do 😉 xxx